Jannik Sinner knocked out, old controversy flares up
The shadow of farewell to Riccardo Piatti returns to explain the latest disappointing results.
Defeated decisively by Pablo Carreño Busta at the Canada Open, and mockingly last night by Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner has not started the season on North American cement in the best of ways. The one that will then culminate in the long-awaited Us Open event. In addition to losing a ranking position in the world rankings, the South Tyrolean also has to deal with the difficult Race-related situation ahead of the ATP Finals in Turin.
On social media there are questions aplenty about what has happened in recent weeks to the talent from Val Pusteria. There is no shortage of interpretations marked by understanding, fatigue, mental decline. But there are also those who, in no uncertain terms, bring up the Riccardo Piatti argument. And the choice of no longer relying on him made by the blue tennis player now six months ago.
“With Vagnozzi removed, he took the best available around, and with them he is trying to make his tennis more complete,” Salvatore points out on Facebook. Not of the same opinion Gateano, who argues how “in life INGRATITUDE never pays off. We are seeing his progress or rather you only see it. He is now 21 years old. At 19 years old won 5 titles and one final lost 1000. Just for money. Almost all of you were criticizing Piatti’s team; now that he can barely make it to the end of the match everything is fine,” thundered the user. And again Fernando: “Back to Piatti and in a hurry too.”
Finally, there are those who focus on the danger of a premature exit in New York as well: “Match completely thrown away. Set and break ahead, 6-2 4-2, break lost immediately, then 6-2 6-5 15-40 with 2 untaken mach points, bad tie-break, and third set where he collapsed. Let’s hope for a good result at the Us Open but I’m worried.”